Fantasy football analysis draft: Round 6

by KFFL Staff on August 5, 2013 @ 17:20:33 PDT


Pages 1 | 2 | all's Fantasy Football Analysis Draft (FAD) brings you behind the scenes for all 16 rounds of an actual fantasy football league draft. Each of our experts participating give you their analysis on why they made each selection. This is not a mock fantasy football draft; this league will be played out during the course of the 2013 fantasy football season ... each participant is drafting to win!

A standard scoring system with one point per reception (RB-WR-TE) was used for this draft.

1) Vernon Davis, TE, San Francisco 49ers
Team: Ryan Dodson | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: I was hoping Tony Gonzalez would fall to me because I feel he would be bankable for another 80 catches. And I might be taking Davis a little early in reaction to that. But I'm drawing the line here for my TE1. I know he wasn't in sync with Colin Kaepernick early on, but they flowed together well in the playoffs. He has been practicing as a wide receiver a lot early on, and he could return to fantasy stardom. A 65-800-6 season is well within reach.

Colin Kaepernick, QB, San Francisco 49ers

2) Colin Kaepernick, QB, San Francisco 49ers
Team: Tim Piotrowski | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: Kaepernick did a tremendous job taking over the starting job in the middle of last season and took his team to the Super Bowl. Kaepernick showed the ability throw and run during his playing time and should improve this season. Even though Michael Crabtree is out for most of the season, Kaepernick still has some weapons to work with. I would like to see around 3,700 passing yards, 500 rushing yards and 25 to 30 total touchdowns.

3) Tony Romo, QB, Dallas Cowboys
Team: Tim Heaney | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: I try not to spend *too* much on a QB, but I like netting someone from the tier just below the priciest options. Plenty of my fellow pickers will have 2 selections before I go next, and this is the place where I've noticed, in 12-team competitions, that the massive midrange QB melee begins. I wanted my preferred piece in Romo, who despite his high-profile mistakes consistently posts top-10 QB numbers. I project something around 4,300 yards and 30 TDs.

4) Pierre Garcon, WR, Washington Redskins
Team: Dan Dobish | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: Garcon can be a dominant No. 1 receiver for teams if he can only stay healthy. This pick will be solid if (1) he can stay healthy, and (2) Robert Griffin III can also manage to stay on the field. I like Garcon's big-play ability.

5) Torrey Smith, WR, Baltimore Ravens
Team: Eric McClung | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: Smith falls to me at just the right time as the wide receiver position is starting to drop off a bit. I would have preferred Vernon Davis in this slot, but he just went four picks ago. However, I really like Torrey as a WR2. Anquan Boldin was traded away and Dennis Pitta (hip) is done for the year. Joe Flacco will need to target Smith heavily after connecting with him on a league-high five touchdowns of 20 yards or more last year. The Ravens haven't had a 1,000-yard receiver since Derrick Mason in 2009. Smith will do it as the focal point of this year's passing attack.

6) T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts
Team: Jack Douglas | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: It was tougher to decide now, but T.Y. Hilton had a solid year in 2012, with 50 catches for 861 yards and 7 TDs. At just 23 and entering his second year in the league, Hilton appears ready to improve on that in his second year with also second-year QB Andrew Luck and the other young Indianapolis Colts. I predict he will get about 1,000 yards receiving on 65 catches with 8-10 TDs. That sounds like pretty good production out of my third best WR.

Greg Jennings, WR, Minnesota Vikings

7) Greg Jennings, WR, Minnesota Vikings
Team: Brian Polking | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: While trading Aaron Rodgers for Christian Ponder takes an obvious toll on Jennings' value, he should still provide usefull numbers, especially as my third receiver. He will be the No. 1 option in Minnesota, and Percy Harvin had 60 catches through eight games in a similar role last year. Double-digit touchdowns is out of the question, but 70-plus grabs and 1,000 yards is very possible.

8) Matthew Stafford, QB, Detroit Lions
Team: Nicholas Minnix | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: All right, well, here's the deal: Of the QBs remaining, he's the one I want. I still view a pick on an RB here as likelier to be a waste, especially when a player in whom I have such confidence is still available at a position I need. And then Cory had to post his outlook on QBs, ratcheting up my urgency a tad. Maybe Stafford "stinks" again, but I doubt it: 4,500 yards and 30 TDs, give or take.

9) Brandon Pettigrew, TE, Detroit Lions
Team: Jared Byrd | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: For each of the last three seasons, Pettigrew has had the most catches and receiving yards of anyone on the Lions not named Calvin Johnson. He makes a solid TE2 or flex option who should reach 70 catches and 700 receiving yards with ease.

10) James Jones, WR, Green Bay Packers
Team: Ryan R. Bonini | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: As of a few picks ago, my plan to land Stafford here was looking good. And I would have got away with it if it wasn't for Minnix and you meddling kids! Finally, a Scooby Doo reference after all of these years.... Quarterback still makes a lot of sense here, but I'm not blown away by any of the others and I need a third running back and receiver. Enter James Jones, who is entering a contract year and suddenly figured out how to hold onto a football a year ago. Green Bay's high-octane offense provides the upside, Jones just needs to cash in on the opportunities. I'm anticipating 70 receptions, 800 yards and nine touchdowns.

11) Kenny Britt, WR, Tennessee Titans
Team: Cory J. Bonini | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: I was all about Matthew Stafford making it back to me, but now Minnix is going to win the league based on one pick. Ryan wouldn't have allowed Stafford to make it to me, so here I sit with multiple directions to choose from. It's time to put my money where my mouth is and draft Britt. He'll be the best WR3 in fantasy this year. He's healthy, not in legal trouble, in a contract year, and has weapons around him to alleviate some pressure.

12) Mike Williams, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Team: Keith Hernandez | Team Roster | League Scoring

Fantasy football analysis: Williams has been pretty darn consistent in his three seasons, aside from a three-touchdown 2011. That was before the arrival of Vincent Jackson, though, so I'm pretty confident that he'll catch around 70 passes, approach 1,000 yards receiving and score 10 times. I'm not expecting Doug Martin to be as successful on the ground, so the Bucs will attack the air often.

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